Teaching assistant

Gorsemoor Primary School
Cannock, Staffordshire
Full time equivalent £21,575 - £21,967
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

Gorsemoor Primary School are seeking to appoint two highly motivated, reliable and professional Teaching Assistants to support Teaching and Learning within school, from January 2023. At Gorsemoor, we pride ourselves on placing the children at the centre of all that we do, enabling them to reach their potential in both their academic and personal achievements. As a member of the support staff team, the successful candidate will be key to ensuring the highest of standards for our pupils, by working alongside the class teacher to support inclusion for all pupils to achieve academic progress and personal development.


We are proud of our:


  • a shared moral commitment to secure the best outcomes for all pupils
  • pupils who are engaged, well-behaved and love to learn
  • caring, dedicated and knowledgeable team of staff and governors
  • high expectations and vision for school improvement
  • commitment to continuing professional development
  • a warm friendly atmosphere
  • a very supportive teaching staff who have a desire to take the school forward
  • interested and supportive parents



Your responsibilities will include:


  • delivering rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps young children develop in all aspects of their development.
  • provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for school.
  • safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children.
  • work in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children.



This is a varied role where no two days are the same, it is essential therefore that the successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, have a high level of personal drive, energy and resilience together with relevant experience. The successful candidates will need to respond effectively to changing priorities, be able to use their initiative as well as having excellent organisation. Confidentiality and professionalism are key attributes for this role. Suitable training will be provided to develop specific qualities which will emerge as the successful candidates start the role.


Successful candidates will possess good literacy and numeracy skills, the ability to work effectively with pupils and their parents/carers and have a good level of IT skills. Experience of using CPOMS is desirable, however full training will be provided. Experience of working with pupils, within an educational setting, providing pastoral support is essential. The successful candidate would need to be familiar with providing structured interventions and be confident in working with staff, parents and outside agencies concerning their implementation.


Please take the time to read the job description and person specification for this role.


Should you wish to apply for this position, please return your completed application form, along with a cover letter, to office@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk by the closing date shown below. Successful applicants will be notified via email if they have been selected for interview.


Closing Date       Monday 11th December 2023     12pm


Shortlisting          Monday 11th December 2023


Interviews            Monday 18th December 2023


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